Ulwazi visits the nature reserve

The Friends of Tygerberg Hills hosted a group of cerebal palsy adults from Ulwazi at the nature reserve on Tuesday, 21 November. The Ulwazi project was established in 1997 by Evelyn Koopman and a group of parents who were in need of a facility where cerebral palsy...

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Cape Robin-Chat

“Perky” best describes the cheerful Cape Robin-Chat. The orange breast and grey belly are offset by the white eyebrow and the striking black band across the face that resembles a highwayman’s mask. This species is widespread throughout southern Africa and is a...

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Fiscal Shrike

The Common Fiscal, or Fiscal Shrike, is boldly marked with pitch black above and crisp white below.  The white bar in the wings extends all the way up to the “shoulder” and, when perched, forms a distinct “V” pattern on the back.  The robust bill is tipped with a hook...

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Barn Swallow

Birdlife South Africa has elected the Barn Swallow as the “bird of the year” to create awareness about migratory birds in general, wetland conservation and global climate change. Barn Swallows (Europese Swaeltjies) are one of the most widespread swallow species in the...

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The Bokmakierie, as opposed to his secretive cousins in the bush-shrike clan, calls from an elevated perch, giving the impression that they are plentiful. The far carrying call, which can be clearly heard all around the Tygerberg Hills, sounds similar to “Kokkewiet”,...

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Karoo Scrub-Robin

Tygerberg Nature Reserve conserves one of Cape Town's most threatened types of vegetation, namely Swartland Shale Renosterveld. Some bird species are habitat specialist and are mainly restricted certain vegetation types. It is here on the Tygerberg that we can find...

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Jackal Buzzard

The Jackal Buzzard, which is displayed on our logo, is endemic to southern Africa. It is the largest raptor that is resident on the Tygerberg Hills. It is not a secretive bird and can often be seen gliding on the thermals or soaring in the breeze. Sometimes these...

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August 2019. Still to announce.

General Information

Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Address: Totius Street, Welgemoed.

Opening hours:
SUMMER: October to March
Week days: 07h30 – 18h00
Weekends: 07h30 – 19h00

WINTER: April to September
Week days: 07h30 – 17h00
Weekends: 07h30 – 18h00

Entrance fees:
Adults: R20
Children 3 to 17yrs: R10
Children under 3yrs: Free
Senior citizen (60 yrs and older): R10
Student with valid student card: R10
Friends of Tygerberg Hills: Free
Vehicle: disabled drop off only: Free